Preserving Western Pennsylvania Through Art

Dan Helsel SAMA

These are not the artists on the list of art investors or brokers. Yet their works connect rural Pennsylvania with national art scenes, often through a reference to their indebted influence from European modernism, American regionalism or New York school. It shows that while public art may not be democratic, individuals can blossom regardless their root and locale.

At Concept Art Gallery — The Passage of Time Evident on Gallery Labels

Except Chinese ink-wash paintings, whose ownership is genuinely documented through personal seals over hundreds of years, for the majority of the artworks available in the market, to trace the previous ownership is harder than to decipher a papyrus document written in hieroglyph. However, sometimes we are blessed with old labels from prominent galleries. For Barbizon and Tonalism paintings, … Continue reading At Concept Art Gallery — The Passage of Time Evident on Gallery Labels

Hell With The Lid Off — Paintings At Concept Art Gallery Reveals Real Beauty of Western Pennsylvania

In 1868 Boston writer James Parton called Pittsburgh "hell with the lid off."  The "black" town, however, has never been short of talented artists. For some, the smoke and dirt pushed them to find pastoral retreat nearby; for others like Christian Walter, "no other place in the world has the wealth of material that can … Continue reading Hell With The Lid Off — Paintings At Concept Art Gallery Reveals Real Beauty of Western Pennsylvania

Unlocking Pittsburgh’s Past and Personality

Pittsburgh certainly has more than the personalities it needs to bring its history to life. We've touched the surface by visiting two homes to which countless hours have been devoted painting, sanding, restoring, rebuilding and uncovering. Each house has its own architectural dignity, and yet into that house was also built some of the personalities of those who at some point left their mark on its walls. [...]

New Exhibition —- Scenic Views: Painters of the Scalp Level School Revisited

Westmoreland Museum of American Art (WMOAA) dedicates another exhibition "Scenic Views: Painters of the Scalp Level School Revisited" to the western Pennsylvania region starting from Nov 9 to Feb, 1 next year (see the Nov 2, 2008 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Profile rises for landscapes from Scalp Level School" by Mary Thomas about detailed information of … Continue reading New Exhibition —- Scenic Views: Painters of the Scalp Level School Revisited

Opportunities to Purchase Pittsburgh Glass, Paintings this Weekend

This weekend saw two local events focusing on the art and antique community in Pittsburgh. In Wilkinsburg, an auction at Dargate saw the sell of many American and Continental European items including several pieces of Pittsburgh Glass. Among them, six Bakewell Glass Flutes brought $1,000 and a pair of Celery Vases brought $850.Items relating to … Continue reading Opportunities to Purchase Pittsburgh Glass, Paintings this Weekend